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Bash finally gets his story told and I’m totally here for it

DareYou AMAZONDare You by Ella Frank & Brooke Blaine

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

As this is a trilogy, I knew we’d get mini cliffhangers at the end of each book, but even so, this one frustrated me.

Not because it’s a cliffhanger, but because of the type of “dramady” plot trope used to create it.

Begin Whinge 

I hate with the power of a thousand burning suns the whole ‘misunderstanding of a situation’ angle and that it’s used here annoyed me because it was out of character for how both men had been behaving until that point.

That and the fact that character X appeared literally out of nowhere just for said plotline.

End Whinge

Up until that moment, everything about this book was going beautifully for me and I know it’s a personal bugbear not an actual fault 😁

I’ve been dying for Bash’s story for almost two years, I loved the idea of a crossover with Ella’s Chicagoverse, Kieran Bailey especially, and everything was working out in a way which felt honest.

The meet cute was fab, Kieran’s fascination with Bash was totally believable, his growing attraction coming out of spending time together was absolutely understandable.

They just click from the off, they’re comfortable in each other’s company and they’re funny, flirting and exploring the delights of Chicago as Kieran plays tour guide.

The set up for the first spark between them had me cheering and when the UST finally boils over, it’s a visceral connection which scorches the pages.

I know Brooke and Ella will steer the story to a joyous, happy ending in the final book, but sometimes I wish I didn’t have to suffer through the angsting first!

At least they don’t leave us waiting long, book two is out next month and the last part in September 😁

I’m also seriously keen to see what Keiran’s going to do to win Bash back round to believing he wasn’t just “straight guy experimenting” because he’s going to need to be very persuasive.

Our Bash needs someone willing to fight big for him and lay their vulnerability on the cards, so come on Keiran, go fix this!

#ARC kindly received from the authors in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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Blog Tour: Good Intentions by Ella Frank

Good Intentions | Ella Frank

Intentions Duet #2

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Release Date: June 21st, 2021

Cover Designer: Hang Le

Photographer: Wander Aguiar

Model: Eddie Wess

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Blurb

Gabriel Romero made me hungry for things I’d never wanted,
and starved of the things I didn’t think I’d ever need.
Until now…
Until him…

I was never the man who believed in love, romance, or happily ever afters. I was married to my work, and happy to be that way. Until one night, not too long ago, when an audacious young man lied his way into my life and showed me what I’d been missing.

Bold and sexy, with a face that could melt through the iciest of exteriors, Gabriel Romero is the one factor I never saw coming. There are so many reasons we shouldn’t work—my age, his, our career goals in life—and yet we are drawn together by a passion for music, and each other, that neither of us can deny.

I’ve always been the one to think things through, to follow my head instead of my heart. But if I don’t open myself to what’s possible, instead of thinking of all the ways this seems impossible, I might miss out on the best thing that has ever happened to me.

So I’m taking a chance, and laying myself at his mercy, opening my heart with nothing but good intentions. Only time will tell if Gabriel Romero decides to let me back in.

Start The Duet

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Cover Design: Hang Le

Cover Photographer: @Miguelanxoph (IG)

Cover Model: Sergio Carvajal

Universal Link: http://mybook.to/BadIntentions

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About The Author

Ella Frank is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the Temptation series, including Try, Take, and Trust and is the co-author of the fan-favorite erotic serial, Sex Addict. Her Exquisite series has been praised as “scorching hot!” and “enticingly sexy!”

A life-long fan of the romance genre, Ella writes contemporary and erotic fiction.

Some of her favorite authors include Tiffany Reisz, Kresley Cole, Riley Hart, J.R. Ward, Erika Wilde, Gena Showalter, and Carly Philips.

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Release Blitz: Good Intentions by Ella Frank

Good Intentions | Ella Frank

Intentions Duet #2

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Release Date: June 21st, 2021

Cover Designer: Hang Le

Photographer: Wander Aguiar

Model: Eddie Wess

Universal Link: http://mybook.to/GoodIntention

Add to Goodreads: https://bit.ly/3e593wI

READ MY REVIEW

GoodIntentions AMAZON

Blurb

Gabriel Romero made me hungry for things I’d never wanted,
and starved of the things I didn’t think I’d ever need.
Until now…
Until him…

I was never the man who believed in love, romance, or happily ever afters. I was married to my work, and happy to be that way. Until one night, not too long ago, when an audacious young man lied his way into my life and showed me what I’d been missing.

Bold and sexy, with a face that could melt through the iciest of exteriors, Gabriel Romero is the one factor I never saw coming. There are so many reasons we shouldn’t work—my age, his, our career goals in life—and yet we are drawn together by a passion for music, and each other, that neither of us can deny.

I’ve always been the one to think things through, to follow my head instead of my heart. But if I don’t open myself to what’s possible, instead of thinking of all the ways this seems impossible, I might miss out on the best thing that has ever happened to me.

So I’m taking a chance, and laying myself at his mercy, opening my heart with nothing but good intentions. Only time will tell if Gabriel Romero decides to let me back in.

Start The Duet

Bad Intentions

BadIntentions AMAZON

Cover Design: Hang Le

Cover Photographer: @Miguelanxoph (IG)

Cover Model: Sergio Carvajal

Universal Link: http://mybook.to/BadIntentions

EllaFrank

About The Author

Ella Frank is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the Temptation series, including Try, Take, and Trust and is the co-author of the fan-favorite erotic serial, Sex Addict. Her Exquisite series has been praised as “scorching hot!” and “enticingly sexy!”

A life-long fan of the romance genre, Ella writes contemporary and erotic fiction.

Some of her favorite authors include Tiffany Reisz, Kresley Cole, Riley Hart, J.R. Ward, Erika Wilde, Gena Showalter, and Carly Philips.

Social Media

Facebook: http://bit.ly/2sYAgNc

Instagram: http://bit.ly/2tM6vPy

Twitter: http://bit.ly/2TbuBOf

Stay up to date with Ella by joining her mailing list: http://bit.ly/2FFDzeI

Website: https://www.ellafrank.com

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